I woke up this morning feeling a mix of excitement and stress. I can't believe how fast this summer is going... How can it already be almost mid July? Really, this has already been one of the best summers I can remember. I LOVE this age with Sam, and I feel like we have really soaked up every single week. We've traveled a lot, played a lot, relaxed a lot... Really, I couldn't ask for anything more. Well, except more time.
This week, even more so than others, I have a lot going on. They are fun things, but they still make for busy days, late nights, and maybe a 5-hour energy drink (or two). You know the kind.
Anyway, forgive me for my lack of creativity, but here are three fun (but kind-of stressful) things I have on my mind right now:
1. Sam's Birthday!!
Geez Louise, my boy is going to be 2 on Saturday. I'll be writing and reflecting on that more in the next few days; but, today, I'm thinking about his PARTY on Thursday evening! I promised myself it would be "low key" this year; and, truly, that's my intention. I'm hosting it (weather permitting) at a neighborhood playground and serving pizza and cake only. But, "low key" isn't really my forte when it comes to parties... I've got several little projects up my sleeve, so we'll see if they actually get executed. For now, here's a sneak peek at the invitation...
As a surprise anniversary gift to me, Jeff brought in painters this weekend to re-do our guest room and master bedroom. I've been thinking about these two rooms and gathering items for months now; but, since Jeff told me Friday evening that they were coming Saturday at 8AM, I did have to make some fast decisions. I settled on Valspar's Tempered Gray for the walls, and I LOVE how they turned out; both rooms look bright and fresh and clean (and, currently, like a total train wreck). I'm SO excited to finally get in there and start decorating... Fast. We have house guests for Thursday night and early next week; so, I've got my work cut out for me. :) Here are some "inspiration photos" I'm currently loving:
We will be attending a wedding for a dear family friend this coming weekend in Knoxville, TN with lots of people I don't get to see often. I bought this dress from JCrew Factory a few months ago with the intention of wearing it to this event.
Of course, at the time, I had lofty plans of losing 15 pounds and becoming miraculously tan and toned by then, which... did not happen. Now I'm not really sure how to "style" it so that it looks fun and stylish despite its conservative cut. What do you think? A belt? A statement necklace? Just fun earrings? What colors? Please advise.
As you might have guessed, it's going to be a busy (but very fun) week here. Expect to see updates on all three things soon...